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        The Tale of Mrs. Tittlemouse

      London: Frederick Warne & Co.,, 1910. Sextodecimo. Bound in recent dark green half morocco, titles and decoration to spine gilt, raised bands, original pictorial paper covered boards, original pictorial endpapers at front. With colour illustrations by the author. A very good copy. First edition. Charmingly bound.

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      London:: Constable & Co. Ltd.,, 1910. First Edition. Near Fine. SIGNED, INSCRIBED AND DATED BY WILLIAM OSLER. Near Fine hardback First Edition First Printing in the original gilt lettered blue cloth binding. Very Good+ original printed Dust Jacket with edge wear, scuff spine. 24mo. 64 pp. Books signed by Sir William Osler are Rare.

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        Autograph album with Antarctic, New Guinea & New South Wales association. A family album belonging to Dr. Archibald McLean's sister, including a number of Antarctic association pieces with Shackleton & Mawson's Australian Antarctic Expedition 1911-14

      Hardcover. The collection is comprised of an album of approximately 60 double-sided pages containing:& I. 2pp signatures of Mawson's Australian Antarctic Expedition. & II. Shackleton signed postcard sent by Frank Hurley to Edith McLean. & III. Poem by C.A. Sandell, member of the expedition, & albumen expedition photograph. & IV. A separate larger-format portrait by Frank Hurley of McLean in the Antarctic with his dog. & V. Other photographs, including a formal portrait of McLean in his WWI uniform; a photo of 3 of the men at Adelie Land.& VI. A handwritten song of Sydney University signed and dated Archibald McLean, Abbotsford December 1910, with a printed photographic portrait of McLean as an undergraduate, and a note in Edith's hand explaining that he sailed with the Aurora in 1911.& VII. The album itself. & & I. 2pp signatures of Mawson's Australian Antarctic Expedition. 18 of the party's members, obviously signed prior to departure, as Mertz's signature is present, and he did not survive the trip. Signatures include: Archie McLean, Chief Medical Officer, Main Base; Frank Hurley, Photographer, Main Base; Alec Kennedy, Magnetician, Western Base; Xavier Mertz, Dog Keeper, Main Base; Charles Sandell, Wireless Operator, Macquarie Island; Walter Hannan, Wireless Operator, Main Base; Morton Moyes, Meteorologist, Western Base; Frank Wild, Leader, Western Base; John Davis, Master, S.Y. Aurora; F.J. Gillies, Chief Engineer, S.Y. Aurora; Hubert Murphy, Store Manager, Main Base; Frank Stillwell, Geologist, Main Base; C.P. de la Motte, 3rd Officer, S.Y. Aurora; Douglas Mawson, Leader; Percy Gray, 2nd Officer, S.Y. Aurora; C. Archibald Hoadley, Geologist, Western Base; S. Evan Jones, Medical Officer Western Base; Francis Bickerton, General Work, Main Base. & & II. Ernest Shackleton signed postcard. A real photo postcard of the Endurance at anchor in an unidentified port. Signed "E.H. Shackleton". The card was sent to Archie McLean's sister Edith by Frank Hurley. Dated 26 Oct 1914, it is addressed to "Dear Friends at Gosford (NSW)", and wishes all a bright and prosperous New Year. "Shall write from South Georgia. I wish Miss Lyn Logan was here to entertain us...tomorrow. Frank Hurley. Wild sends his best regards. Heard Archie went off to the Front, good luck to him.". & & III. Poem about the Antarctic by C.A. Sandell & original photograph of Dr. McLean, Bickerton, Bage, Hodgeman & Madigan, who were all two year veterans of the Australian Antarctic Expedition 1911-14. Scrap album page, 155 x 200 mm, light green paper. At the top is mounted a sepia photo 110 x 83 mm, captioned "Relief of Adelie Land Base, A.A. Expedition 13.12.13". The original photo is take on board the "Aurora", 13th Dec. 1913, the day the Aurora arrived in Commonwealth Bay to rescue Mawson. The Aurora arrived in Adelaide on 26th February 1914. McLean left again for London the following April. The poem by Sandell was written on the eve of McLean's departure for the UK. & & "Stay, Stay at home, my heart and rest; Home keeping hearts are happiest; For those that wander they know not where; are full of trouble and full of care; to stay at home is best. Weary and homesick and distressed; they wander east they wander west; and are baffled, and beaten and blown about; By the winds of the wilderness of double; to stay at home is best. " & & C.A. Sandell was the radio operator on Macquarie Island and resided there from 13 Dec 1911 to 6 Dec 1913, when he and the Aurora headed south to relieve Mawson's Adelie base. After cruising the Antarctic coast & isles, they arrived in Adelaide 26 Feb 1914. The poem was written two months later, on the eve of McLean's trip to the UK. & & IV. Hurley photograph of Dr. Archie McLean in the Antarctic with his husky, at Mawson Base Camp, ca. 1913. Mounted on board, image 9 1/2 x 7 1/2". Archie is kneeling, smiling at his husky, who is harnessed. Behind him appears to be the Base Hut. McLean's outfit looks very worn, suggesting that the photo was taken later into the expedition. Frank Hurley was the official photographer of the expedition. The photo surface has a few superficial scrapes and a couple of light brown spots. The cardboard backing trimmed to within 1/2" of the image, possibly to enable him to take it with him to Europe when he enlisted in WWI. Barely legible on the verso "Mcl.---Fame." & & V. Other photographs. A formal portrait of Capt. Archie McLean, a full length portrait in military uniform, standing on a verandah, pine trees behind. Sydney, c. 1919. 5 1/4 x 9". Mounted photo on board. This photo was used in McLean's obituary. (in 2 sizes); a photo in sepia of Edith in a chair; a photograph of 3 of the men at the Antarctic, the sea of Commonwealth Bay behind. Inscribed in pencil on the back "3 of the Antarctic men in Adelie Land, Archie in the centre". Photo 80 x 110 mm, sepia print. & & VI. A handwritten song of Sydney University signed and dated Archibald McLean, Abbotsford December 1910. With a printed photographic portrait of McLean as an undergraduate, and a note in Edith's hand explaining that he sailed with the Aurora. (This is an album page that separated from the album at some point).& & VII. The autograph album itself, with Antarctic, New Guinea & New South Wales importance. The album belonged to the sister of Archie McLean, who was with Mawson in the Antarctic. It was first presented to "Edie" (Edith McLean) in 1909, and she starts a journal there in Sept. 1909. Many important signatures from Papua New Guinea in 1913, including many from Government House, Leonard Murray, Lloyd Herbert, Pinney (Ivan?) Champion, Thomas, with a number of military & naval autographs. Also the autograph of J. Ross Smith, the aviator who first flew from England to Australia, accompanied by Frank Hurley, famed for his Antarctic, New Guinea and Australian photographs, dated Oct 1913. Also includes autographs from her home town of Abbotsford, NSW. 8vo album, spine rebacked with original spine, in a full tan calf binding impressed with a crocodile skin motif, with a gilt embossed title to front cover in Art Nouveau style. Inner hinges recently strengthened.& & A unique collection of items from a relative of a member on the expedition.

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        Chantecler -

      G. Charpentier et E. Fasquelle 1910 -, Paris - 1 In-8 244 pp. Reliure plein maroquin vert janséniste. Dos à nerfs avec titre doré et date en queue. Tête dorée. Double filet doré sur les coupes. Dentelle intérieure. Couverture conservée en veau brun décorée d'une grande composition de René Lalique estampée à froid. Reliure signée STROOBANTS. Intérieur en parfait état. Dos un peu tourné. Excellent état EDITION ORIGINALE. Un des 1000 exemplaires numérotés sur papier impérial du Japon. Enrichi d'une lettre autographe signée (2 pp. in-16, signée Coquelin ainé où il exprime toute son admiration) et d'une lettre autographe signée (1 pp. in-8) écrite en anglais au consulat des Etats-Unis pour défendre ses droits sur "Chantecler". [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Au coeur de l'Antarctique. Expédition du Nimrod au Pôle Sud.

      Paris, Hachette, 1910. - In-4°, XII-472p. Première édition. Ouvrage illustré de 12 planches en couleurs, de 272 gravures en noir et d'une carte dépliante en 5 couleurs. Traduction et adaptation française par Charles Rabot. Quelques menus défauts à la reliure, abondantes rousseurs marginales et sur les tranches, la carte est volante. Autrement bon exemplaire. Une seconde édition abrégée (bien plus courante) paraitra une année plus tard. Reliure pleine percaline bleue d'éditeur, décor argenté sur le premier plat.

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        The Journal of the Welsh Bibliographical Society Vol 1 - 10 (bound in 8 Vols)

      W Spurrell & Sons Carmarthen: Welsh Bibliographical Society, 1910 (Vols 7 & 8 in one as are Vol 9 & 10) Complete!. Uniformly bound in green cloth, titles in spine either in black ink or gilt, all copies have 2 owners name to fep, also an interesting letter from the editor loose in Vol 1, covers and reports bound in. THE Welsh reference title. Very Rare to find all together!

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        The Modern Practice of Shipbuilding in Iron and Steel

      London and Glasgow: Collin's Clear-Type Press,, 1910. 2 volumes octavo (215 × 134 mm) text volume with quarto (261 × 208 mm) atlas of plates, both in original blue cloth on bevelled boards, title gilt to the spines and also within black panels to the upper boards together with a gilt block of a ship frame on the stocks. 57 plates, 15 of them double-page. A little shelf-wear at spine-ends and corner-tips, 4 pages of the prefatory material bound out of order, endpapers little browned, but in exceptional condition. Fourth and final edition, "Shipbuilding has … progressed so greatly since this book was first written [1886] that it is no longer possible to bring it up to-date by a mere revision … nothing short of practically re-writing the book and replacing many obsolete Plates with new ones, could satisfactorily meet the requirements of the case" (author's preface). At the time of publication Thearle was chief surveyor to Lloyd's Register of Shipping. He had entered Devonport Dockyard as a shipwright apprentice at the age of 14, one of his fellows being the future Sir William White. In 1865 they were both included in the group selected by the Admiralty to undergo the 3 year course of study at the newly-formed Royal School of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering at South Kensington. In 1872 Thearle became a draughtsman at the Admiralty, and in 1876 he offered himself as a candidate for a surveyorship in the service of Lloyd's Register, subsequently serving successfully at Greenock, London, Bristol, Glasgow and Newcastle. In 1900 he was transferred to London as assistant to the chief surveyor, succeeding to the surveyorship in 1909. He died in 1913. Unusual in this condition.

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        Mr. Churchill on the Peers

      The Liberal Publications Department (in connection with the National Liberal Federation and the Liberal Central Association), London 1910 - Here is the scarce first edition, only printing of Churchill's letter to his constituents of 14 November 1910. This letter addressed to Sir George Ritchie was published by the Liberal Publication Department as a single-sheet, double-sided "Leaflet No. 2358" on 18 November 1910, measuring 8 x 5.25 inches. In 1910 Winston Churchill was a young lion of the Liberal Party, vexing the British establishment and helping Lloyd George lay the foundations of the modern welfare state. Churchill's 14 November speech is in vehement opposition to the veto power of the House of Lords. This leaflet captures the young radical Churchill in full flower. "Was ever inequality more scandalous? Was ever injustice more glaring? All classes are to have votes; but only Tory votes are to count. WE CAN SUBMIT NO LONGER TO THIS USAGE. THIS IS OUR LAND AS MUCH AS IT IS THEIRS." The small number of original Churchill leaflets and pamphlets available to collectors from the Pre-WWI decade beginning in 1904 frequently owe their survival to the fact that they were bound in annual compilations by the Liberal Publication Department. This leaflet appears to have been disbound, but is in superlative condition - crisp and bright with no spotting or markings of any kind and with only slight wrinkling along the left edge. The leaflet is protected by a black hard case stamped in gilt on the front cover that completely enfolds the pamphlet within. The case is in perfect condition, with a previous owner bookplate on the inside front cover. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A33.1, Woods A18. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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      SMITH,E.BOYD. ORIGINAL ART: ANOTHER OUTLINE, OR THE STRANGE STORY OF DENNIS O'GEOGHEGAN. Offered here is an original watercolor done by Smith for an unpublished book. Done in the same size and format of his Early Life of Mr. Man, circa 1910. It measures 11 1/2" wide by 9 3/4" high and is matted with the visible image measuring 10" x 8 1/2". The image is a tongue in cheek loo at evolution with a simian (gorilla) portrait side by side with a human portr whose face shows that we haven't evolved too much from the monkeys. O'Geoghe is so clearly an Irish name that this could be Smith's insult, hopefully with good humor rather than with malice. Both portraits are embedded in the evolutionary tree. Below this are various prehistoric animals including dinosaurs and a mastodon. Typical of Smith's work but with more of an edge resulting in a piece that is fun to look at. Smith has a prominent place in t history of American picture books. In the Brooklyn Public Library's on-line exhibit they note that with his first 2 picture books "it immediately established him, along side Howard Pyle and Jessie Willcox Smith as one of America's leading illustrators for the young."

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        The Wide World Magazine - Volume 24: March and April 1904 Plus November 1909 Through February 1910

      George Newnes, London 1910 - Features: The "White Avengers" - III; A German Venice; Hassoo the Traitor; A Record Trip in the Yoho Valley; The Raiding of Robben Island; A Lonely Trans-African Tramp - II; A Bolt from the Blue; Across America on an Automobile; How I became a Lion-Tamer; The Bird-Charmer of Paris; The Strange Story of John Evans; On Foot to Thibet (Tibet) - I; The Stronghold of the Snakes; My Spanish Servants; The Mystery of the Cross-Marked Trail; Sword-Fishing; Caught in a Death-Trap; The Haunted House by the Creek; On Foot to Thibet (Tibet) - II; At Sea with a Lioness; A Railway Race with Robbers; Through the Copland Pass; The Tale of the Tiger-People; The Voyage of the "Vaskapu"; Two Remarkable Walking Competitions; The Story of Vasili the Fisherman; "Up a Tree"; A Lonely Trans-African Tramp - III; "Dead or Alive"; In Search of a Treasure Island; The Fairy-Tale Castle; Trooper Lovelace, T.T.P. - III; In the Far North-West - II; The Medicine Wagon; A Wonderer in Asia Minor - II; The "Bandit Hunters" - The Disappearing Islands; The "Mountain Mystery"; A Californian Rabbit-Drive; Two Bachelor Girls in Madeira; A Home in a Tree-Top; The Great Feuds of Kentucky - I; With Pen and Camera in Nigeria - III; The Legend of Manaia; The "Boy Police"; Amidst Snow and Swamp in Central Africa - I; Christopher the Bear; The Monkey Gods of India; How We Settled the Tie; The Last Fire-Dance of the Sabobas; The Story of Kusanga; A Training School for Cowboys; Trooper Lovelace, T.T.P. - IV; The Hold-Up at Hugo; On the Trail in Texas and New Mexico - I; Peasants at Play; The Great Feuds of Kentucky - II; An Open-Air School in France; The Grey Scourge; Mistletoe Farming; The Bear and the Barrel; The Hut in the Jungle; The Romance of Seal-Hunting; The Haunted Ferry; A City inside a Palace; What Happened to Ferguson; Christmas in Many Lands; The Great Feuds of Kentucky - III; Amidst Snow and Swamp in Central Africa - II; The Squatter's Cup; Riding on the Sea; On the Trail in Texas and New Mexico - II; Down the Wire; The Alligator Pool; A Race with a Flood; A Maori Wedding; My Debut at Kimberley; The Wild Ponies of Exmoor; The Quest for the "Biggest Bear"; Fun on a Liner; Two Ladies and a Pony-Cart in Central Japan - I; Captured by Filipinos - I;; The Dog-Derby of the Far North; My Turkish Wife; Into Unknown Papua - I; The Strike; The "Servant Problem" in East Africa; A Battle with Ice-Floes. Average wear. Binding intact. A sound copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The encyclopaedia britannica : a dictionary of arts, sciences, literature and general information. Eleventh Edition. (32 volume set) (Includes 3 volume supplement from 1926)

      Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good. 32 volume set. A handsome set suitable for a gift. 11th edition. 30 cm. Uniformly rebound in fine modern burgundy cloth with gold lettering and head and tail lines. Hardcover. Fine bindings and cover. Clean, unmarked pages. Includes 3 volumes supplement from 1926, updating it to the 13th edition. One of the greatest encyclopedias ever produced. As per the Guardian, " The Guardian describes the edition this way: "As the last sets of the Encyclopedia Britannica prepare to sink into obscurity, there's one edition that will always remain a collector's item: the 11th. Published between 1910 and 1911, the 11th edition continues to inspire a religious reverence from its loyal adherents. The siren call of its 28 leather-bound volumes works a subtle magic on antiquarians, historians, booksellers, and scholars around the world." India paper.

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      Duckworth & Co. London. 1910. 8vo. (6.8 x 4.7 inches). Twenty Third impression of the book. A fine clean copy in a beautiful hand embroidered cloth binding by Mrs. Evershed of South Molton Street in London and with her printed label to the front paste down endpaper. Grey silk cloth with elaborate floral design to the front board, hand stitched in gold, red, pink, white and different shades of green. The new cloth binding is bound around the original publishers binding. Top edge gilt. Previous owners neat name, dated 1911, on half title.

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        Sandomierz - Ratusz].

      - Typ: rycina; Haslo: Sandomierz; Przyn. adm.: powiat Sandomierz wojewodztwo swietokrzyskie (tarnobrzeskie); Sygnatura: Rycina sygnowana na plycie: "Zamojski".; Technika: Drzeworyt; Format: 298x444.; Datowanie: Lata 20/30-te XX w.; Inf o autorze: J. Zamoyski (JAZ) (22.05.1910 Kazimierza Wielka-7.02.1986 Warszawa) malarz, studiowal m. in. Szkole Sztuk Pieknych w Warszawie i ASP w Warszawie (dyplom 1939), czlonek i prezes Bractwa sw. Lukasza, m. in. uczen Tadeusza Pruszkowskiego, po wojnie w grupie "Powisle", zob. SAP 1972 s.659.; Kategorie tematyczne: architektura ratusze / Architektur Rathäuser/Rathaus / architecture town halls/town hall / Holzschnitt / woodcut; Rycina w ladnym stanie, prawy dolny rog marginesu ryciny (poza kompozycja) ze sladem starego zalania.

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      London: Elkin Mathews,. 1910. title page printed in red and black, original maroon cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold, fore and bottom edges untrimmed.. Faint glass ring on front cover, endpapers quite foxed, but a solid. very good copy with bright cover stamping. A very scarce book.. (#148230). First edition. The author's first novel. Visiak's "best work shadows SF, horror and fantasy modes, employing speculative metaphysics in a manner similar to the fiction of his friend David Lindsay. In stories of this sort, the consensual word is argued -- sometimes in passages of considerable length - - as being an expression of the dream world, or world of archetypes. Such texts do not easily fit into template definitions of the various genres of the fantastic ... THE HAUNTED ISLAND is clearly fantastic, and engagingly deploys ghosts and magic in a tale of pirates set on a mysterious island in the 17th century." - Clute and Grant (eds), The Encyclopedia of Fantasy, p. 987. Ashley, Who's Who in Horror and Fantasy Fiction, p. 175. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 219 (describing a similar copy). Bleiler (1978), p. 200. Reginald 14687. See Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, p. 444 for a concise summary of Visiak's contributions to the horror genre.

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        Kilmeny of the Orchard

      Boston: L. C. Page & Company. 1910. First edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. First impression, 1910. Cloth hardcover with gilt titles on the spine and front cover, color pictorial onlay on front cover, 256 pp. + ads., clean unmarked text, Near Fine copy, no dust jacket. Our copy housed in protective glassine. Montgomery's third book.

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      - SCOUTING. OUR BOY SCOUTS UP TO DATE. London: Misch & Co., no date, circa 1910 based upon the scout's uniforms. There are 2 articulated color pictorial card figures of 2 boy scouts housed in a pictorial folding box. There are 2 interior flaps one of which has a large color picture of a scout and the other has a poem titled "The Up To Date Scouts". The box has some soil, mends and has flaps neatly strengthened else in VG condition. The dolls are in near fine condition. Each is 12" tall and hinged so that the head, arms, legs and torso can move independently. They are dressed but the set also comes with an additional hat, vest, belt and bugle for each. The British Scouts were founded in 1907 and the American's in 1910. The British scouts were more militaristic than their American counterparts, being more like soldiers in training, "ready to drill, march, track or manoeuvre." This is a rare set.

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        24 offprints from 1910-1932 A.H. Sturtevant

      various, various dates. PAMPHLET. On The Inheritance of Color in the American Harness Horse (1910) Little dampstain to cover, Blandy Experimental Farm stam, else good; Linkage in the Silkworm Moth (1914) early owners name, number, ex-library with stamp, else good; Castle and Wright on Crossing Over in Rats (1915) Ex-library with stamp, torn and creased, else good; A Sex-Linked Character in Drosophila Repleta (1915) Nicks and tears to edges, else very good; The Behavior of Chromosomes as studied through Linkage (1914) Wrappers torn chipped and disbound, though mostly present; No Crossing Over in the Female of the Silkworm Moth (1915) Blandy Experimental Farm stamp, nicks to edges, else very good; Notes On North American Drosophilidae with Descriptions of Twenty-Three New Species (1916) Ex-library with stamp else very good; Genetic Factors Affecting the Strength of Linkage in Drosophila (1917) Name stamp front page, else very good; Crossing Over Without Chiasmatype? (1917) Name stamp front cover else very good; Flies of the Genus Drosophila as Possible Disease Carriers (1918) Ex-library with stamp, small tears to edges, else very good; The vermillion gene and gynandromorphism (1920) Ex-library with stamp front page, some splitting at fold, else good; Intersexes in Drosophela Simulans (1920) Poor copy with chips at fold, some loss, (Franz ?)Schrader name front page; Genetic Studies on Drosophila Simulans. I. Introduction. Hybrids with Drosophila Melanogaster (1920) Name stamp front cover else very good; Intersexes in Drosophila Simulans (1920) Ex-library with stamp front page else very good; Genetic Studies on Drosophila Simulans. II. Sex-Linked Group of Genes (1921) Name stamp front cover else very good; Genetic Studies on Drosophila Simulans. III Autosomal Genes. General Discussion (1921). Ex-library with stamp else good; Inheritance of Direction of Coiling in Limnaea (1923) Name stamp front page else very good; The Probable Occurence of Parthe-nogenesis in Ochthiphila Poly-stigma. (Diptera) Name stamp front cover else very good; A Note on the Theory of Sex Determination by Franz Shrader and A. H. Sturtevant (1923) little nicked else very good; An Interpretation of Orthogenesis (1924) Tears and chips to edge, Sturtevant name in ink and date else good; The Effects of Unequal Crossing Over at the Bar Locus in Drosophila (1925) Blandy Experimental Farm stamp front cover else very good; Renner's Studies on the Genetics of Oenothera (1926) Blandy Experimental Farm stamp front cover else very good; A Further Study of the So-Called Mutation at the Bar Locus of Drosophila (1928) Very good; The Use of Mosaics in the Study of the Developmental Effect of Genes (1932) Very good. "Sturtevant's most notable discoveries include the principle of genetic mapping, the first reparable gene defect, the principle of underlying fate mapping, the phenomena of unequal crossing-over, and position effect." Wikipedia. * Rare books make Fine Gifts. Shipped in new box. Free tracking USA. Quality, Value, Experience. . Very Good.

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        Celtic Wonder-Tales. Illustrated and Decorated By Maud Gonne

      Dublin: Maunsel & Company, 1910. Pp. viii, [202], with 4 colour illustrations tipped-on to brown card-stock, head and tail-pieces throughout. Original blue cloth, upper cover decorations and spine lettering in white, presumed second state binding. Faint spotting to prelims and end pages, handwritten prize inscription on front free endpaper to Gerald Smyth, July 25, 1911. Gerald Hugh Smyth, R.A.F., was killed in a flying accident 5 September 1918 at the age of 21, otherwise interior clean and crisp. Spine gently darkened with spine lettering expertly refreshed, head and heel internally strengthened, otherwise a handsome copy of a rather scarce collectible, with the illustrations of Maud Gonne, the object of W.B. Yeats's unrequited love. . First Edition. Hard Cover. VG +. Illus. by Maud Gonne. Ocatvo.

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        LA PALABRA LIBRE ( PERIÓDICO REPUBLICANO DE CULTURA POPULAR. Órgano De La Liga Anticlerical española )

      Madrid - nº 1 ( 11 - 12 - 1910 ) AL Nº 68 ( 20 - 4 - 1912 ). El nº 30 va mal colocado, 272 págs, ilustrado. Aqui todo lo editado. Completo. Firmas: Ramiro de Maeztu, José Nakens, Emilio Carrere, E. Barriobero y Herran, A./ y / E. González Blanco, E. Gomez Carrillo, Silverio Lanza, Rafael Mª de Labra, Joaquin Costa, Miguel Morayta, Santiago Ramón y Cajal, Miguel de Unamuno, Joaquin Dicenta, Santiago Valenti Camp, Pedro Barrantes, Gumersindo Azcarate, Joaquin Costa, Prudencio Iglesias Hermida, Anselmo Lorenzo, José Ortega y Gasset, Eduardo Zamacois, Francisco Villaespesa, Manuel Sales y Ferre, Nicolas Estevanez, Tomás Gutierrez Larraya, Pablo Iglesias, Eugenio Noel, Gabriel Alomar, Anatole France, Carlos Malato, Octavio Mirbeau, F. Pi y Margall, Julio Camba, Scopenhauer, Sebastian Faure, Eliseo Reclus, Pio Baroja, Jacinto Benavente, B. Perez Galdos, etc. ( Muy Raro en comercio) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Holy Bible. Containing the Old and New Testaments

      Oxford: Printed at the University Press, [c. 1910]. 8vo (182 x 125mm), 1056, [8]pp 12 coloured maps, finely bound in dark green morocco by Bumpus, heavily tooled in gilt to spine and upper board, lower board tooled in a more simple design, all edges gilt, a very nice copy.

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        The People's Rights

      London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1910. 1st Edition. Paperback. Very good. This is the first edition, first state of this striking, scarce, and fragile early collection of Churchill's speeches. In 1904, Churchill quit the Conservative Party and joined the Liberals, beginning a dynamic chapter in his political career that saw him champion progressive causes and be branded a traitor to his class. In 1910, when The People's Rights was published, Winston Churchill was a powerful political force and a member of the Cabinet. From December 3-11, 1909 Churchill was on the campaign trail on behalf of the Liberals. The People's Rights is a distillation of these nine days of speeches, criticizing the House of Lords (which had rejected Liberal Government's budget, thus precipitating the campaign) and championing Free Trade, a graduated income tax, luxury tax, and surtaxes on unearned income. Churchill's efforts were not wasted; as a result of the election, the Liberals would achieve a slim majority and passage of their budget. The People's Rights was published in an exceptionally perishable form, in bright yellow-orange paper wraps (with a halftone photo of Churchill on the cover) and printed on cheap, pulp paper. Consequently few copies survive, and wear, losses, and general deterioration is common to those copies that endure. There are two states of this first and only printing. The first state features and Appendix and an Index (at pages 149-152), while the second replaces the Index with a second Appendix. Here is the desirable first edition, first state. Given the inherent fragility of the edition, this copy is in very good condition - highly complete and unrestored. Notably, the spine remains almost fully intact, with the usual wrinkling, but with all lettering fully preserved and only trivial chipping at the spine ends and hinges. Both covers remain firmly attached and the binding remains square. The striking front cover is complete apart from a .75 x .5 inch loss at the lower corner, claiming only most of the second "N" in London. The rear cover is likewise highly complete, though with wrinkling at both corners. There is a .75 inch closed tear at the lower corner and some tiny closed tears along the edges. Both covers show modest overall soiling but remain bright. The contents are browned as usual, but complete. The book is preserved in a beautiful half leather clamshell case featuring red morocco spine and corners over crimson cloth boards. The case has a rounded spine with raised and gilt stamped bands, gilt ruled compartments, and gilt stamped title, author's name, and date, as well as gilt ruled transitions on the covers. Condition of the case is excellent, with virtually no wear. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A31.2, Woods/ICS A16(aa), Langworth p.97

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        The Collected Works of William Morris. With Introductions by His Daughter May Morris. [This edition is in Twenty-four volumes and is limited to one thousand and fifty copies, of which one thousand only are for sale. This is No.507]

      Longmans Green and Co., - In 24 vols. 1910-1913. With a frontis except for Vol.XXII (originally) & some illus. of each vols. Spare labels with stamp to 10 vols. (Vol.9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 23, 24). One folding map at end of Vol.VIII. Beige cloth of spine and light blue boards. Title label on spine. Front & rear cover sl.stained. Its spine sunned. All edges sl.stained. Sl.spotted on front & rear fly leaf & some pages. Small ink stamped on front ep. of 4 vols. (Vol.9, 10, 11, 12) [Vol.XI]: Rear ep. sl.cracked. Internally fine. 23.5x16cm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Child's Christmas. Pictured by Charles Robinson

      London: Blackie and Son Ltd., n.d. (c. 1910)., 1910. FIRST EDITION. 4to. Finely bound in recent full burgundy morocco, gilt titles to spine, all edges gilt, marbled end papers. Publisher's original pictorial end papers bound in place after new marbled ones, and the original pictorial gilt decorated cloth spine and upper are bound in at end. With 38 colour illustrations and numerous illustrations in black and white. Some foxing. A lovely copy. Book Collector No.271, 'The Great Illustrators'.

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        A New Modification of the Cloud Method of Determining the Elementary Electrical Charge and the Most Probable Value of that Charge.London: Taylor & Francis, 1910. First edition.

      A fine copy of Millikan's famous experiment, later known as the 'oil-drop experiment', in which he first provided the definitive proof that all electrical charges are exact multiples of a definite, fundamental value-the charge of the electron. Millikan's experiment is nowadays known as the 'oil-drop experiment' due to a later improvement by Millikan and his student Harvey Fletcher in 1910 - using oil in the cloud chamber - but it was in this paper (although water and alcohol were the liquids used) that Millikan first made precise measurements of the charge on single isolated droplets instead of as earlier just statistical averages on the surface of clouds of droplets.<br/><br/> Although important, the fundamental breakthrough in Millikan's work was not his measurement of the actual value of the electron's charge (in fact he was as close to the correct value in this paper dated October 1909 as he was in the later oil experiment of 1910), but the fact that Millikan was able to produce, isolate, and observe single droplets with electrical charges, and show that repeated measurements of the charges always revealed exact integral multiples of one fundamental unity value. Previous experiments by Thomson and Wilson had in fact revealed the same value of the electron's charge as Millikan's experiment did but their determinations were based on statistical averages on the surface of large clouds of numerous water droplets and repeated measurements on the clouds gave fractional values of the electron's charge. This fact implied to some antiatomistic Continental physicists that it was not the constant of a unique particle but a statistical average of diverse electrical energies. However, in this 1909 experiment Millikan showed that his single droplets could not hold a fractional charge of the electron's but always had a charge that was an exact integral multiple of the electron's (e.g., <i>2e, 3e, 4e, ...</i>). In 1910 Millikan and Fletcher improved and simplified the whole experiment by using oil, mercury, and glycerin as liquids instead of water; they could now observe the droplets for several hours instead of just under one minute and also neglect having to compensate for the evaporation of the water and alcohol droplets. And thus the experiment became known as the 'oil-drop experiment', but the crucial breakthrough had already taken place in this 1909 experiment. <br/><br/> In this paper Millikan emphasized that the very nature of his data refuted conclusively the minority of scientists who still held that electrons (and perhaps atoms too) were not necessarily fundamental, discrete particles. And he provided a value for the electronic charge which, when inserted in Niels Bohr's theoretical formula for the hydrogen spectrum, accurately gave the Rydberg constant-the first and most convincing proof of Bohr's quantum theory of the atom. <br/><br/> <i>'Among all physical constants there are two which will be universally admitted to be of predominant importance; the one is the velocity of light, which now appears in many of the fundamental equations of theoretical physics, and the other is the ultimate, or elementary, electrical charge, a knowledge of which makes possible a determination of the absolute values of all atomic and molecular weights, the absolute number of molecules in a given weight of any substance, the kinetic energy of agitation of any molecule at a given temperature, and a considerable number of other important physical quantities.'</i> (First paragraph of the offered paper). <br/><br/> In 1923 Millikan became the first American-born Nobel laureate for this work together with his1916 determination of Planck's constant on the basis of Einstein's theory of the photoelectric effect.. Contained in: The Philosophical Magazine for February 1910, vol 19, no. 110, pp. 209-228. The entire issue offered here, uncut and unopened in the original blue printed wrappers (spine strip with some very good restoration, hardly noticible). 8vo (225 x 147 mm). Rare in such fine condition

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        The Digressions of V: Written for His Own Fun and that of his Friends (Two Volumes)

      Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston and NY, 1910. Near Fine with no dust jacket. First Edition. First Printing. Hard Cover First, limited edition, signed and numbered by Vedder. This is Number 333 of only 525. Bound in publisher's full vellum, gilt lettering on spine, intricate embossed blue and gilt decoration and borders on covers, T.e.g., fore-edge deckle. Profusely illustrated with over a hundred etchings, engravings, gravures, drawings and photographs, all beautifully reproduced and printed on Japan vellum, some tissue-protected, some tipped-in, and a special original drawing made especially by Vedder for this edition, of which only 525 were printed and then the plate destroyed. In addition to Vedder's signature on the limitation page, this copy has an original four-line holograph poem signed by Vedder in Rome on April 14, 1911. Designed by Bruce Rogers. Elihu Vedder (1836 ? 1923) was an American symbolist painter, book illustrator, and poet, born in New York City. He is best known for his fifty-five illustrations for Edward FitzGerald's translation of The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam (deluxe edition, 1884, published by Houghton Mifflin). Vedder had a home in Rome and - after the financial success of his 1884 Rubaiyat work - on the Isle of Capri, then a haven for male aesthetes. He decorated the hallway of the Reading Room of the Washington Library of Congress, and his mural paintings can still be seen there. In 2008, the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington organized an exhibition of Vedder's Rubaiyat illustrations that toured several museums, including the Phoenix Art Museum. Vedder describes this book as "containing the quaint legends of his infancy, an account of his stay in Florence, the garden of lost opportunities, return home on the track of Columbus, his struggle in New York in war-time coinciding with that of the nation, his prolonged stay in Rome, and likewise his prattlings upon art, tamperings with literature, struggles with verse, and many other things, being a portrait of himself from youth to age. With many illustrations by the author." . Boards lightly soiled, minor shelf-wear. Bindings and hinges tight and strong, all contents clean and unmarked. An extremely nice copy of this handsome and scarce edition. NEAR FINE. . 4to 11" - 13" tall. xxi, 249; vi, 272 pp. Signed by Author

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      London: Duckworth & Co., 1910. Green cloth with gilt lettering and gilt and lighter green decorations on front cover and spine. Top edge gilt, others untrimmed (with a few unopened). 253 pages including index. Color frontispiece and 63 internal plates, all tissue protected, watercolor and monochrome. The illustrator&#39;s name is given as "Rountree" on the title page, and on the laid in slip advertising his drawings for sale ("Enquiries with a view to purchase should be addressed : - A. E. Johnson, Artists&#39; Agent"), but is spelled as "Rowntree" on the front cover. (?) First few leaves, including the reverse of the frontispiece, and the rear endpapers, are lightly foxed. There is also light foxing on the pages facing the reverse of the plates, and on the tissues. The plates themselves (all are present, by the way) show just VERY faint tanning to the margins. The hinges are sound, but the frontispiece and its tissue are coming loose, and there is a crack between them and the title page. Otherwise the contents are tight, with no other cracks or separations found. The spine is moderately rolled, with a small white mark on the very bottom edge of it, and there are four narrow white marks, each about an inch long, on the rear cover. There is no wear, and the front cover and spine are clean and bright. . First Edition. Hardcover. Near Very Good/No Jacket. Illus. by Harry Rountree (Rowntree).

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        The Rhinegold & the Valkyrie

      London, William Heinemann; New York, Doubleday Page & Co.,, 1910. With Illustrations by Arthur Rackham. Translated by Margaret Armour. Quarto. Original blue cloth, titles and pictorial decoration to spine and upper board gilt, pictorial endpapers. Housed in the publisher&#39;s box. Tipped-in colour frontispiece and 33 plates with printed tissue-guards. Spine very slightly rolled, top corner bumped, extremities a little rubbed, contents faintly toned, rear hinge cracked. An excellent copy. First US edition, first printing. A nice copy in an attractive example of the original publisher&#39;s box. Originally published in the UK in the same year.

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        Gratulationen zum Geburtstag).

      Hollerbaum & Schmidt),, (Leipzig, 1910 - Farbige Lithographie. (Leipzig, Hollerbaum & Schmidt), ca. 1910. 70 x 28 cm. Als Wandbild oder Fries für Kinderzimmer und Schulen gedacht. Ursprünglich wurden diese Wandfriese mit der Darstellung von kindlichen Motiven und Märchen von Gertrud Caspari gemacht und über den Verlag Voigtländer vertrieben. Da dieses Geschäft erfolgreich schien, kopierte der Berliner Plakatverlag Hollerbaum & Schmidt dieses Idee.

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        Manet and the French Impressionists

      London, Grant Richards; J. B. Lippincott Company, Philadelphia,, 1910. Pisarro, Claude Monet, Sisley, Renoir, Berthe Morisot, Cézanne, Guillaumin. Translated by J. E. Crawford Flitch. Illustrated with Four Etchings, Four Wood Engravings, and Thirty-Two reproductions in Half-Tone. Quarto. Original blue cloth, titles to spine and upper board gilt, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Frontispiece and 31 reproductions in half-tone, 2 etchings by Renoir and one each by Morisot and Manet, 2 wood engravings after Manet and one each after Degas and Camille Pissaro. Cloth lightly rubbed to edges, light stain to spine, lightly foxing to preliminaries. First UK edition, first impression of the first work to describe the development of Impressionism, with a chapter on each of the major painters and numerous illustrations. The author, Theodore Duret (1838&#150;1927), was one of the earliest and most vocal supporters of the movement. He first met Manet in 1865 and the two became good friends, with the artist painting the connoisseur three times. During the 1870s Duret began writing articles championing the new movement, and this, his most important work, was published in 1878 to accompany the fourth Impressionist exhibition in Paris. Duret also collected and promoted the work of the pre-Raphaelites, was an early devotee of Asian art, particularly Japanese prints, and coined the term avant-garde. A nice copy of this book that "remains a primary account of Impressionism and contemporary reception" (Dictionary of Art Historians, Duke University).

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      London: Elkin Mathews, London: Elkin Mathews,. 1910. title page printed in red and black, original maroon cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold, fore and bottom edges untrimmed.. Faint glass ring on front cover, endpapers quite foxed, but a solid. very good copy with bright cover stamping. A very scarce book.. (#148230). First edition. The author's first novel. Visiak's "best work shadows SF, horror and fantasy modes, employing speculative metaphysics in a manner similar to the fiction of his friend David Lindsay. In stories of this sort, the consensual word is argued -- sometimes in passages of considerable length - - as being an expression of the dream world, or world of archetypes. Such texts do not easily fit into template definitions of the various genres of the fantastic ... THE HAUNTED ISLAND is clearly fantastic, and engagingly deploys ghosts and magic in a tale of pirates set on a mysterious island in the 17th century." - Clute and Grant (eds), The Encyclopedia of Fantasy, p. 987. Ashley, Who's Who in Horror and Fantasy Fiction, p. 175. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 219 (describing a similar copy). Bleiler (1978), p. 200. Reginald 14687. See Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, p. 444 for a concise summary of Visiak's contributions to the horror genre.

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      Leipzig: Insel Verlag, 1910. Contents crisp and bright, all volumes rebacked retaining most of the original spines. 1 of 50 copies in Maroquin (total edition 800). Reprint of the 1801 edition published by Mohr and Zimmer in Heidelberg Three volumes. Each with beautifully engraved title pages. Bound by Carl Sonntag in Leipzig in full red Maroquin with pattern paper endpapers, all edges yellow, the spine with gilt ornaments and black leather title labels. OCLC locates six copies

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      Dundee & London ;- Valentine & Sons Ltd. B 438. N.D. Circa ? 1910 - SUPERB LOUIS WAIN RARITY ! 12mo. Striking pictorial paper boards (very slightly soiled) Complete with 14 stunning colour plates plus sketches and pictorial endpapers, all by Louis Wain. Near Fine and thus a truly RARE survival ! [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Chinese Erotica - Hand-Painted Scenes of Erotic Positions

      Unknown, China 1910 - IN Very Good Condition. Circa 1910? Accordian folding book, measuring 4-1/4 inches tall, by 2 inches wide, with 24 folding panels, depicting 6 hand-painted, ink and watercolor scenes of graphic, erotic sexual positions. The male genitals are not exaggerated, the scenes are depicted unclothed, while laying on rugs, leaves and fabric. The females depicted have unbound hair, sometimes wearing a red ribbon in it. No text on panels. Covers are paper over boards, with Chinese characters on front and back covers. COLORS ARE STILL VIBRANT. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      (PICASSO, PABLO). Zervos, Christian. PABLO PICASSO PAR CHRISTIAN ZERVOS VOL. 28 (XXVIII): SUPPLEMENT AUX ANNEES 1910-1913. Paris: Editions "Cahiers D&#39;Art", 1974. First Edition. 4to. Printed Wrappers in Glassine. Catalogue Raisonné. Fine./No Jacket - As Issued.. 166pp, 356 monochrome illustrations. Text in French. This is the twenty-eighth volume of Christian Zervos&#39; unfinished, monumental thirty-three volume (in thirty-four parts) catalogue raisonné of Pablo Picasso&#39;s paintings and works on paper supplementally covering the Cubist years of 1910 through 1912. A bright, most handsome copy of the uncommon 1974 first printing whose protective glassine wrapper shows some mild age-toning along the spine along with a closed tear on the front cover. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its weight and value - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. Inventory Number: 022619&

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        Lady Molly of Scotland Yard

      London: Cassell and Company, Ltd.,, 1910. With sixteen full-page illustrations by Cyrus Cuneo. Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine gilt and to upper board in black. 16 page advertisements at the rear. Frontispiece and 15 plates. Unnamed bookplate to front pastedown. Spine a rolled and faded, corners lightly rubbed, endpapers tanned. A very good copy. First edition, first impression of the adventures of one of the first female protagonists in the detective genre.

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        Shinsen Teihan [?] Chôsen Kôtsû Zenzu. (Transportation Map of Korea)

      Osaka.: Mainichi Shimbun.. Furoku (Supplement) 9736.. Meiji 43. 1910.. Color map, 41 3/4 x 28 1/2 inches (neatline) on sheet 30 x 43 inches. Folded. 10 inset maps. Neat paper reinforcement to fold intersections on verso, very good condition. An extraordinarily detailed map of Korea at the time of the Japanese annexation. The inset maps show various cities, including Pyongyang (Heijo - top left); Seoul (Keijo - middle left); Taegu (Taikyu - middle right). The full title reads: Mainichi Shinbunsha Shinsen Teihan [?] Chôsen Kôtsû Zenzu (Osaka Mainichi Newspaper Company New Corrected Edition: Full Transportation / Travel Map of Korea). .

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        AFRICAN GAME TRAILS An Account of the African Wanderings of an American Hunter-Naturalist

      Charles Scribner's Sons 1910 Mild wear to extremities. Previous owner's name to front free endpaper; Green boards showing herd of elephants. Conkey label to copyright page. One of two variants to first edition. top edge gilt ; B&W Photographs; 8vo; 583 pages

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        La Petite Mademoiselle: Scène de Moeurs mondaines

      Paris: Albin Michel [1910] - Paris: Albin Michel [1910]. 1st Edition. Soft cover. The first edition of this novel, one of an unknown number of large paper copies, warmly inscribed by the author on endpaper. Very good in original orange wrappers, covers lightly worn. Uncommon. Place 24. Philippe Jullian writes that the novel "is one of the most laughably odd books ever written." Montesquiou portrays himself in the guise of an English governess to whom he attributes the hoaxes of his youth. The novel was penned while he passed a somber holiday at his family home in the south of France, [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        THE SLOWCOACH. Presentation copy from Henry James

      New York: The Macmillan Company, 1910. First American Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. Blue cloth with an attractive color cover. Illustrated with a color frontispiece and black-and-white plates. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by Henry James on the front blank: "To Rosamond Gregor/her affectionate old friend,/Henry James/New Years Day/1911.

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        [The equation of state for gases and liquids.] Autograph manuscript in German of his Nobel Lecture

      1910. Autograph Manuscript of van der Waals's Nobel LectureWaals, Johannes Diderik van der (1837-1923). [The equation of state for gases and liquids.] Autograph manuscript in German, written in ink with ink and pencil emendations; marked for use as printer's copy. 24ff. 210 x 171 mm. Light toning, small marginal dampstain on last leaf, left margins a bit frayed minimally affecting text, but very good. Original Manuscript of van der Waals's Nobel lecture, delivered in December 1910. ). Holograph manuscripts of Nobel lectures are very rare, and this is an exceptionally early example from a major figure in the history of modern physics. Van der Waals was awarded the Nobel Prize for physics that year for his work on the equation of state of gases and liquids, in particular for the "van der Waals equation" approximating the behavior of real fluids, introduced in his classic 1873 dissertation on the continuity of gaseous and liquid states.Van der Waals' idea of continuity was that there is no essential difference between gaseous and liquid states of matter, although one must consider other factors in addition to motion of the molecules in the determination of pressure. The important factors are the attraction between particles and their proper volume. . . . From these considerations van der Waals arrived at the equationp + a/v2 ) (v-b) = RT where a expresses the mutual attraction of the molecules, and b is their volume. . . . Other experimenters have suggested different models and equations of state, but van der Walls's model is probably the most useful because it emphasizes the essential features of molecules that determine liquidity, without introducing too many 'realistic' complications. . . . An important practical application of the theory is the prediction of conditions necessary for the liquefaction of a gas; this was an important guide in the liquefaction of the 'permanent' gases" (Weber, Pioneers of Science, p. 41; see also p. 40). In his Nobel lecture van der Waals summarized his life's work on equation of state theory, describing how he had come to formulate the van der Waals equation and the equation's experimental corroboration by Sydney Young, an event that had given van der Waals "great joy." "The laureate went on to detail his most recent work, which he termed 'pseudo association' (the 'van der Waals force') to distinguish it from chemical bonding. The only way to achieve agreement between the equation of state and laboratory data, he maintained, was to postulate the existence of large complexes of molecules, especially in liquids. . . . In the conclusion to his address, van der Waals said, 'In all my studies I was quite convinced of the real existence of molecules . . . I never regarded them as a figment of my imagination, nor even as mere centers of force effects.' He noted that 'the real existence of molecules is universally assumed by physicists,' and that his theory 'may have been a contributing factor" (Magill, The Nobel Prize Winners: Physics, pp. 150-51.

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        Around the World with the Base Ball Bugs [cover title]: On the Road with the Base Ball Bugs

      Chicago, Ill.: J. Regan & Co.. (1910). First. First edition. 93pp. Illustrated wrappers. Pages a bit browned with small nicks and tears at the extremities, slight erosion on the spine, an attractive, very good copy of a fairly fragile volume. A children's book on baseball containing various poems, songs, anecdotes, and other material. McCue pg.82. .

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        The Younger Choir [with] The Younger Quire

      New York: Moods Publishing Company. 1910. First. First edition. Octavo. Japanese vellum over boards gilt, gilt is rubbed in places, else near fine. Introduction by Edwin Markham. A very influential collection of poetry by young poets, this being the first appearance for several of them. One of 500 numbered copies, the first 50 have been signed by most of the contributors, this is copy number 12, Signed by the following contributors: Joyce Kilmer, Ludwig Lewisohn, Edwin Markham, Reginald Wright Kauffman, James Oppenheim, Louis Untermeyer, George Sylvester Viereck and several others. Rare. With: The Younger Quire. NY: Moods Publishing Company 1911. 12mo. Near fine. Introduction by Daffydowndilly. Japanese vellum over boards gilt, issued without dustwrapper. Thin spine tanned, short tear to the edge of one blank page and some slight soiling, near fine. Amusing parodies of the younger poets, who appeared in The Younger Choir. Copy #63 of 100 numbered copies, the first ten copies signed by the author (who is not identified). It is however Signed by Louis Untermeyer (under the Daffydowndilly on the title page), who is almost certainly the author, and who is one of the represented poets. It is very probable that it was authored by Untermeyer, whose later work included several books of parody. His first acknowledged book, First Love, was also published in 1911. Rare. .

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        The Tale of Peter Rabbit.

      London: Frederick Warne and Co., - Sextodecimo, pp.85. Publisher's dark brown paper-covered boards, illustration laid-down to upper, illustrated endpapers. No date [ca.1910]; collation matches Quinby's No.2D (printed 1904-06) but without the imprint on the final page. The multi-character pictorial endpapers are Quinby's plate X, dating this printing to 1910. Trivial wear, dusty top edge; near fine. A most attractive early edition of this important children's book. Jane Quinby - Beatrix Potter (Hodgkins, 1983) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        African Game Trails. An Account of the African Wanderings of an American Hunter-Naturalist.

      New York: Charles Scribner''s Sons 1910 - Number 89 of a limited edition of 500 signed by the author on limitation leaf; printed on Ruisdael paper by the De Vinne Press. Photogravure portrait frontispiece, map, and 23 plates to vol.1, frontispiece and 24 plates to vol. 2; all with lettered tissue guards. 2 volumes 8vo (10 x 6 1/2 inches), pages: xvi:(1):268 & viii:(1):269-529. Some dust marking to top edge of text blocks. Finely bound by the Farnborough Abbey bindery in full dark green crushed morocco, single gilt rule to sides, double gilt rulles to raised bands and head and tail of spine, gilt ornaments to three compartments, lettered direct to the remaining three compartments, uncut, partly unopened. A fine and handsome copy both in binding and internally. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Serrefesse. Parodistische Tragikomödie. Aus dem Französischen übersetzt von Théophil Marquardt.

      Leipzig, Privatdruck, 1910 - 8°, 87 S., 25 zweifarb. Textabb., HLdr. m. Goldpräg., Kanten u. Kapitale etw. berieben, an den Stegen oft etw. fingerfleckig. EA dieser Ausgabe. Ex. Nr. 430/500. 1100 gr. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      London, Raphael Tuck & Sons Ltd., No. 970, circa 1910.. FIRST EDITION circa 1910, 6 panel panorama of thick board pages hinged with red cloth, colour printed both sides, a separate story on each side, both illustrated by Wain, brief caption below each picture, all dressed kittens, page size 235 x 180 mm, 9¼ x 7 inches. LACKING COVER BOARD PAGE WITH TITLES (i.e. 5 of 6 panels only). The images for Three Little Kittens were re-used in a painting book issued about the same time by Tuck with the No. 4063. The story on the reverse of the panorama is a cats version of 5 Struwwelpeter stories: Fidgety Philip on the floor under the table cloth and the tea things; the three kittens inked by Agrippa cat for mocking the Blackamoor; John who never looked where he was going and almost drowned in a stream; a version of the Huntsman where a hare with a rifle shoots at 2 cats, 1 sitting on the well; finally, a kitten disobeys his mother and sucks his thumb but with no nasty consequences. A Louis Wain cat version of Struwwelpeter was published by Tuck circa 1905 entitled Fidgety Phil and Other Tales, in the Little Pets series, with 16 pages including covers and with verses by Norman Gale. Hinges slightly worn with some small splits, a few very minor marks to some pages and some hinges, small closed tear to surface paper at edge of 1 image (we have found our mittens), neatly repaired with no loss, barely visible. A good defective copy of a rare book (lacking 1 board page). Neither the Three Little Kitten Painting Book nor our Panorama, nor Fidgety Phil are listed in the bibliography in the reissue of the Dale book on Wain. The painting book is not uncommon but we could not find a record of our panorama. Fidgety Phil is listed in Baumgartner Volume 1, page 24, No.29 and 1 copy is recorded in Liverpool University Library and 1 in Toronto Public Library but not in the Osborne catalogue. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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